It takes a long time for it to happen, but Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has finally confirmed that the Chinese manufacturer has been analyzing the development of 6G technology for a long time, when its efforts are focused on 5G: “We have a parallel job in 5G and 6G, so we started 6G a long time ago,” said Zhengfei. However, there is a long way to go, he explained during an interview with the CNBC.
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The 5G or fifth generation mobile networks, which are slowly implemented in countries such as South Korea, the United Kingdom and soon in China, is the new generation of connectivity that promises to change our lives. The 5G increase the connection speed by allowing us to navigate up to 10 GBps to download, for example, a full movie in a matter of seconds. Also, it is said to reduce latency up to 5 milliseconds which, according to NatGeo, it is a period of time that is almost imperceptible to humans. In a nutshell, it is a technology that aims to stay efficiently connected to almost any object, from autonomous vehicles to electro-domestic appliances. A complete madness that, as Zhengfei said, could be replaced by 6G within 10 years.
Although it is a surprise that Zhengfei has admitted for the first time that they are already analyzing the development of 6G technology, a report recently I revealed that Huawei was working together with 13 universities and research institutes about the possible applications that 6G networks will have. And even, there was also talk of a possible release date: 2030.
These initial investigations headed so far by Huawei, are carried out amid the commercial veto imposed by the United States on the company that has been accused of alleged acts of espionage and when President Donald Trump He has shown his interest for US companies to “intensify their efforts” in the development of the 6G network “or stay behind”.